Graduate Program


Graduate assistantship opportunities in the Zimmerman School are highly competitive because they include a stipend, partial tuition waiver, and health benefits. Assistantships are awarded to applicants with high academic performance in their undergraduate work.

In order to qualify for a graduate assistantship, students must be fully admitted to the Zimmerman School and registered as a full-time student (nine credits per semester). International applicants for graduate teaching assistantships must achieve a minimum score of 20 on the speaking portion of the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS to qualify for consideration.

To apply for a graduate assistantship, email the following to us.

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter describing how the assistantship will help you achieve your goals after graduate school, the types of undergraduate classes you are qualified to teach, and specific research skills mastered

Deadlines to Apply for a Graduate Assistantship:

  • Applicants seeking assistantships in the fall semester: February 15
  • Applicants seeking assistantships in the spring semester: October 15